Ferry Street Bridge (Eugene, Oregon)

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Ferry Street Bridge
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Coordinates 44°03′29″N 123°05′02″W / 44.05794°N 123.08391°W / 44.05794; -123.08391 (Ferry Street Bridge)Coordinates: 44°03′29″N 123°05′02″W / 44.05794°N 123.08391°W / 44.05794; -123.08391 (Ferry Street Bridge)
Carries Four lanes of Coburg Road
Crosses Willamette River
Locale Eugene, Oregon
Official name Ferry Street Bridge
Characteristics
Total length 800 feet (240 m)
History
Opened 1950[1]
Ferry Street Bridge is located in Eugene OR
Ferry Street Bridge
Ferry Street Bridge
Location in Eugene OR

The Ferry Street Bridge is a bridge that spans the Willamette River in Eugene, Oregon, United States. It is located near downtown Eugene, where the city's founder Eugene Skinner once operated a ferry service.[2] The bridge is at Willamette river mile 182.2, and is a block west of the north terminus of the actual Ferry Street. The neighborhood immediately north of the Willamette River near the bridge is often called the "Ferry Street Bridge area." [3]

Ferry Street Bridge carries Coburg Road in four lanes which connects the small city of Coburg to central Eugene. The bridge is approximately 800 feet (240 m) long, though the river width is only 300 feet (91 m) here, Club Road passes under the Ferry Street Bridge on the north shore along with a bike path; another bike path passes under the bridge on the south shore where it enters the east end of Campbell Park.

The bridge is on the shortest motor vehicle route between the University of Oregon main campus and Autzen Stadium.

The Peter DeFazio Bridge is located approximately 800 feet (240 m) upstream.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Road Bridge (1950) Ferry Street Bridge (Eugene, Oregon) at Structurae
  2. ^ "Eugene's River Road: Transportation" (PDF). City of Eugene. June 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-15. 
  3. ^ Bob Welch (Feb 10, 2004). "Answers Add Clarity to Our Lives". The Register-Guard. Archived from the original on February 1, 2013. 

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